Not an extra minute of care

The Government’s proposed reforms to social care funding “will not add a single minute of extra care and support, or improve the quality of life for older people, disabled people and unpaid carers”, according to the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS).

ADASS issued the warning in a statement in which it demanded “urgent clarification” about whether the funding package would deliver anything to meet urgent needs this winter or from next April.

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